Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
like is a little bit like charlie brown running to kick the football and lucy pulls it away. ultimate lit's a spending problem. the american people know it. this talk of taxes is almost irrelevant to the size of the trillions and trillions of debt. >> senator coburn, you say, senator, that you could sign on to a tax rate increase provided that the president and the democrats come guard with significant spending cuts and entitlement reform. what will it take for you to sign on to a tax rate increase? >> significant entitlement reform. the real problem, the president is proposing 7% of the solution. what we have been working on the other 93%. even if you do what he wants to do on tax rates, you only affect 7% of the deficit. we have spend ourselves into a hole and we're not going to raise taxes, borrow money and get out of it. will i accept a tax increase as part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. but the president is negotiating with the wrong people. he needs to be negotiating with our bond holders in china. because if we don't put a creditable plan on this, on t
Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
defense. this idea they're holding up susan rice because of this plan to get scott brown maybe elected -- >> that's too much much. >> look, there is this investigation going on in this benghazi. there was a complete security vacuum in libya before september 11th, 2012. there was. i mean, there were transactional terror groups were able to fill that vacuum. our security was dependent on those locals. these are things that we know. what happened on september 11th? these are things that he knows. what happened after september 11th? in terms of how the administration communicated to the american people. these are basic questions that can be answered and they haven't been, which is why you see one opening which is this possible nomination of susan rice -- >> and that nomination would become an entire investigation of benghazi. that's what that nomination would become. >> susan rice wasn't responsible for benghazi. >> i understand that. >> they have all of those good questions, they should ask those questions. >> the president has to make a decision here, do i really want this fight?